Upcoming Classes

The list below is just a preview of some of our upcoming Spring 2017 classes, for the complete class listing, click here.

Advanced Manufacturing - Composites Technology
ADMFG 111: Introduction to CAD

This course is intended to familiarize students with drafting and technical drawings for use in industry with an emphasis in advanced manufacturing. Students will learn to determine the types of technical drawings used by different disciplines, the use of Drafting standards, 2D and 3D design work while using SolidWORKS software. Students will also learn how design can affect manufacturing.

Advanced Manufacturing - Composites Technology
ADMFG 140: Introduction to CNC

This course is an introductory overview of the use of CNC in manufacturing. It covers basic shop safety, CNC operations, CNC programming, and quality assurance.

Advanced Manufacturing - Composites Technology
ADMFG 141: Introduction to CNC Programming

This course introduces students to programming related to the operation of CNC (computer numerically controlled) equipment. Students will learn to plan programs, verify programs, prepare commands, control spindle and feed rates, and tool functions. Prerequisites: ADMFG 140 or concurrent enrollment, or instructor permission.

ART 224 / 225 / 226: Ceramics

This series of ceramics courses offers an introduction to ceramic materials and creative processes (ART 224), an introduction to using the potter’s wheel (ART 225), and intermediate studio work, focusing on art theory, processes, and personal expression (ART 226). Students create a series or projects utilizing a variety of traditional and innovative techniques and processes. Prerequisite for ART 226: ART 224 or 225 or permission of the instructor.

Business Administration
BUS 205: Principles of Management

Focuses on dynamics of management and how to manage people and activities to achieve organizational and ethical goals. Lectures, analysis of case studies, videos, guest speakers, and group projects.

Business Administration
BUS 250: Operations Management

Designed to present operations management tools that can be used to develop a competitive advantage in commercial environments. Topics will be studied using an operations management framework: Introduction to operations management thinking, strategic and operational planning, ethical issues, organizational controls and tools, risk management, and the role of technology in operations management. Prerequisite: BUS& 101.

Business Administration
BUS 270: Management Information Systems

Introduces the fundamental concepts about management information systems and the integral role they play in a successful business. Course objectives embrace the notion that management of a modern organization requires knowledge of information systems to gain a competitive advantage, defining what they are, how they affect the organization and its employees, their strategic importance, and the role of emerging technologies in business processes. Students will develop and demonstrate proficiency in the use of key business application technologies.

Business Administration
BUS 280: Managerial Finance

Focuses on maximizing economic value or wealth for business owners: a study of how to allocate scarce resources over time under conditions of uncertainty. Students will consider such financial decisions as when to introduce a new product, when to invest in new assets, when to replace existing assets, when to borrow from banks, when to issue stocks or bonds, and how much cash to maintain. Concepts of cash flow analysis and financial planning, time value of money, net present value of cash flows, valuation of stocks and bonds, capital budgeting, and ratio analysis will be explored. Prerequisites: ACCT& 202 and ENGL& 101.

Computer Applications Technology
CAT 118: Excel Basics

A short introduction to Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet) basics. Keyboarding skills recommended.

Computer Applications Technology
CAT 119: Access Basics

A short introduction to Microsoft Access (database) basics. Keyboarding skills recommended.

Computer Applications Technology
CAT 140: Intro to Microsoft Excel

Introduction to spreadsheets. Create, format, edit, and print worksheets; formula and function capabilities; analyze, link, and summarize data; create charts and tables; images and diagrams; work with multiple worksheets; use templates and galleries. Recommended: Keyboarding and file management skills.

CHEM& 131L: Intro to Organic/Biochemistry

Are you focusing on the Allied Health Fields or getting your Associate in Science degree? If you are, Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry is for you. Intended for non-science majors, the emphasis is on functional groups, reaction synthesis and biochemical applications. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL& 101; Math 098/099 or higher; 2.0 or higher in high school chemistry or CHEM& 121; or permission of instructor.

Advanced Manufacturing - Composites Technology
COMP 100: Composites Safety

This course will establish a culture of safe practices consistent with composites laboratory and/or industry standards. Upon successful completion, students will be able to demonstrate the use of safe shop practices in a composites lab environment consistent with academic and industry standards.

Advanced Manufacturing - Composites Technology
COMP 101: Survey of Composites

This survey course provides an introduction to the field of Composites Technologies including historic development, composition of materials, methods of fabrication, variation in products and applications, considerations in manufacturing, and future trends.

Advanced Manufacturing - Composites Technology
COMP 113: Composites Measurement

Learn to use semi-and precision measurement concepts and tools. Topics include imperial and metric systems, tool care and calibration, gage blocks, different types of rules/scales, gages, Vernier tools, and micrometers.

Advanced Manufacturing - Composites Technology
COMP 124: Composites Molding

Survey course of the common methods used to shape, consolidate, and cure (mold) composite materials for use in multiple industries.

Advanced Manufacturing - Composites Technology
COMP 125: Composites Drawing

Learn basic blueprint reading and interpretation of engineering drawings with application to the composites industry.

Advanced Manufacturing - Composites Technology
COMP 217: Advanced Composites Technology III

This course is a combination of classroom and laboratory experience. Introduction will include a brief history of composites. Emphasis will be on composite terminology, adherence to laboratory safety rule, and strict conformance to directions. While this course is intended to form the foundation for advanced composite courses, it will have direct ties to industry-required skills. Prerequisites: COMP 122 or instructor permission.

Advanced Manufacturing - Composites Technology
COMP 220: Introduction to Composites Recycling

Learn about reclamation and recycling of advanced composite materials including terminology, composite materials, thermoplastics and thermoset, and the challenges involved in recycling composites life cycle - from raw material manufacturing to product end-of-life. Students will view case studies and have complementary lab time, in order to explore hands-on reclamation and recycling opportunities.

ENGL& 102: Composition II & MATH& 107: Math in Society (linked class)

Literature and Mathematics: Intertwined stories unfolding over two millennia. Consider how planet-eating black holes connect to the stream of conscious writing of authors such as William Faulkner. Consider imaginary numbers as a form of nonsense poetry, like “The Jabberwocky.” Consider that the infamous quadratic formula was developed in the same place as the fabulous stories of Aladdin and Sindbad the sailor. Spring quarter will provide these and other interesting connections through the combined classes Math 107 and English 102. Earn credit for both classes (10 credits total) by exploring big ideas in the development of mathematics and literature along with a community of learners, including Prof. Zac Rutledge and Prof. Matt Teorey. This learning community will not have endless math problems to drill or grammar lessons. Students will engage in dynamic conversations about ideas and multiple fun activities outside the classroom.
Math 107 and English 102 is a linked course. Enrollment in both courses is required. ENGL& 102 Prerequisite: 2.0 or better in ENGL& 101. MATH 107 Prerequisite: P (2.0 or higher) in Math 090/091 or equivalent.

ENGL& 220: Introduction to Shakespeare

Did you know Shakespeare’s worlds include lovers, liars, mistaken identities, jealousy, prejudice, and mysterious places and people?  Join Professor Janet Lucas on a trip back to Elizabethan England and beyond to explore gender and sexuality in five great Shakespearean plays and some of the films they inspired. Our plays spring quarter will include The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Taming of the Shrew, Othello, and The Tempest. On our journey, we will meet interesting characters, experience their tragic and comedic storylines, and understand cultural expectations of gender and sexuality as expressed through these plays, all the while unraveling the mysteries of Elizabethan English. This will be an active class with discussions, staged readings, film watching, writing assignments, and fun, creative projects. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or permission of instructor.

ENGL& 244: American Literature I

A survey of poetry by American authors from the Puritans to the present. We will read and discuss the “big name” poets like
Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, as well as popular song writers, such as Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon. Students will choose some of the poems and song lyrics we discuss. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or permission of instructor.

First Aid
FA 100 Industrial First Aid

Prepares individuals to perform basic first-aid procedures in cases of emergencies. Learn how to prevent accidents in the home and on the job. Adult CPR. Provides two-year certification. Class tuition: $98.75. No refund after class meets. Class meets American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) Program.

First Aid
FA 105 Basic Industrial First Aid

Prepares students to perform basic first-aid procedures in cases of emergencies. Learn how to prevent accidents in the home and on the job. Adult and infant CPR. Provides three-year certification. Class tuition: $98.75 No refund after class meets. Class meets American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) Program.

First Aid
FA 180 First Aid for Healthcare Providers

Prepares individuals to perform basic first-aid procedures in cases of emergencies. Learn how to prevent accidents in the home and on the job. Adult CPR. Provides two-year certification. Class tuition: $98.75. No refund after class meets. Class meets American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) Program.

GEOL& 101L: Intro to Physical Geology

Introduction to geology for those intending to major in geology, geophysics, or related earth sciences. Tectonics, volcanism, earthquakes, introductory concepts of mineralogy and petrology, and survey of processes that shape the surface of the earth, including water, wind, ice, and gravity. Three hours’ lecture, three hours’ laboratory per week. This course will include field trips to local sites of geologic interest. Prerequisite: Eligibility for both ENGL& 101 and MATH 090; CHEM& 110L or equivalent recommended.

Green Building
GRBD 103: Finish Carpentry

Students will learn finish carpentry techniques, craftmanship finishing touches on construction project. Learn about traditional, colonial and modern construction styles including interior and exterior trim.

Green Building
GRBD 108: Roof Systems and Roofing

This class will focus on the proper and safe construction of both rafter and truss roof systems. Students will learn about various roofing material, practice flashing and installing multiple roofing products.

Green Building
GRBD 220: Alternative Building Methods

Class focuses on building Engineered Wood Products into traditional stick framing as well as construction using Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPS), Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), and other nontraditional, yet existing and allowable building methods for today?s construction industry.

Green Building
GRBD 225: Construction Management

Learn leadership and ethics for construction management and the business of being a contractor. Explore legal requirements and risk analysis for a construction project. Analyze cost and project budgets.

Hospitality & Ecotourism
HOSP 130 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing

Learn an integrative approach to hospitality sales from a team perspective. Analyze consumer behavior, promotion and sales for the hospitality and tourism industry. Develop a hospitality focused marketing distribution channel and promotional plan.

Hospitality & Ecotourism
HOSP 140 Dining Room Management

Learn dining room management including operations, budget, cost control, inventory, staffing, layout, and styles of service.

Hospitality & Ecotourism
HOSP 150 Sustainable Tourism

Overview of sustainable tourism policy and planning. Students will learn key concepts of tourism and the leisure industry including the development of tourism, tourism supply and demand, transport, accommodation, governance and sustainability in the tourism industry. Explore the future of regional, global, and heritage tourism.

Human Development
HUMDV 112: Occupation Exploration

Emphasis on informed choices relating to careers. Self-assessment, occupational information, and current labor market trends stressed. Assess individual skills, values, interests, attitudes, and approaches to decision-making.

Human Development
HUMDV 114: Resume Writing

Create general and/or targeted employment resumes, using functional and chronological formats. Includes information about effective resume presentation style and approaches to use for a particular employment objective.

Human Development
HUMDV 115: Interview Skills

Utilize software and materials available in the Career Services Office to increase skills in interviewing. Participate in a mock interview at the conclusion of the course and receive feedback from the instructor.

Composites Technology
HUMDV 120: Human Relations

Survey of workplace skills, including communication, team building, problem solving, and leadership. Emphasis on concepts of perception, attitude, motivation, and ethics.

Service Learning
IS 201: Service Learning

Make a difference and experience service learning at Peninsula College! Service Learning provides Peninsula College students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their academic area of interest by directly working with nonprofit partners in our community. In this class, you will apply online learning and meaningful reflection to current social issues, environmental concerns and community needs. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101.

Information Technology
IT 114: Data Design and Implementation

Introduction to the principles of database management systems. Topics include database system architecture, data models, theory of database design, query optimization, concurrency control, crash recovery, and storage strategies. This course maps to the CTCITC 114 ? Database Design and Implementation course.

Composites Technology
IT 156: Introduction to Operating Systems

Provides an overview of current and future mainstream features of the Windows client and server operating systems. Instruction will be reinforced with examples and exercises performed on the operating system. The student should be familiar with computers. No previous experience with Windows operating systems is required. Course maps to CTCITC 116.

Multimedia Communications
Media 110: Intro to Multimedia Graphic

This course concentrates on the creative and practical exploration of computer graphics and page layout design. Students will explore basic concepts of digital media, terminology and acquire hands-on experience working with industry standard page layout and illustration software.

Multimedia Communications
Media 145: Directing and Production

Introduction to documentary styles, filmmaking, directing, and production management, web promotion, broadcast, and screening. Students will learn the critical production decisions involved in documentary digital video production while producing short films. An overview of production methods such as idea development, research, proposal and scriptwriting, budgeting, and working with cast and crew with innovative collaborative tools. Students will discuss rights clearances, common challenges, and ethical issues.

Multimedia Communications
Media 155: E-Book Design and Publishing

Design, publish and promote e-books and interactive publications for multiple devices on the web. Use digital publishing software to create and implement effects such as page rotation, scrolling text, and interactive images. Learn how to distribute an e-book or e-publication to an app store. Prerequisite: Good computer and typing skills.

Multimedia Communications
Media 187: Mobile Application Development

Learn to create interactive applications with Flash. Students will learn how to integrate GPS, multitouch events, motion sensor, and accelerometer in mobile applications. Students will be guided on how to install their app on their phone and gives them steps on submitting the app to the App Store or Android Marketplace.

Multimedia Communications
Media 192: Web Content Management

Plan, design, and deploy websites with an industry standard content management system (Wordpress). Implement hand-coded HTML and CSS to create powerful, efficient, and dynamic websites with industry standard web content management systems. Integrate social media content through a dynamic web portal engine. Prerequisite: Media 190 or permission of instructor.

Multimedia Communications
Media 203: Advanced Digital Photography

Course takes students beyond the basics of digital photography as they increase the depth of their aesthetic expression and photographic technique. Students will complete a series of directed projects designed to stimulate creative ideas, expand visual communication skills, improve composition, and develop their own unique body of work using digital cameras and photographic technologies. Students supply their own camera. Prerequisite: MEDIA 175.

Multimedia Communications
Media 206: Database Driven Websites

Introduces the fundamentals of database-driven website development using the MySql relational database platform and PHP programming language. Students will build and maintain a relational database, develop PHP web applications, and deploy data-driven website features, such as forms and surveys. Prerequisite: MEDIA 190 or instructor permission. Additional fees required for database webserver account. Course maps to CTCITC 119 ? Web Programming using Databases

MUSC 146/147/148: Vocal Ensemble

Calling All Jazz Singers! Learn to sing vocal Jazz. Sign up for Peninsula College Vocal Ensemble! Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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